[LAD] distros migrating to JACK2?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Fri Apr 16 18:11:26 UTC 2010

Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> Arnold Krille wrote:
>>> On Friday 16 April 2010 19:23:33 Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>>> hermann wrote:
>>>>> I hope, when debian switch to jack2, they will make it in one packet
>>>>> (maximal a second for the dev files), that's what could make it 
>>>>> easer to
>>>>> switch the version for people how like to switch.
>>>> Full ACK, OTOH let's put our hands on our hearts ... Who is using 
>>>> Linux
>>>> audio and doesn't compile one or two things depending to JACK ;)? I 
>>>> vote
>>>> for one package for all!
>>> Hopefully they will think again before following this.
>>> Why should all users get the files on their disks that are needed 
>>> only for debugging and developing?
>>> Disk-space might not be an issue with your 
>>> state-of-the-art-all-inclusive machine, but not everyone has such a 
>>> thing. Some have older machines still running with <20GB disk, some 
>>> have netbooks with only small (but fast!) solid state disks.
>>> Now why again should they install gigs of headers and 
>>> debugging-symbols when they just need the libs and apps to run jack 
>>> and assorted?
>>> Arnold
>> Arnold, I don't have much money. 1. A hard disk isn't expensive. 2. 
>> For e.g. 64 Studio 3.0-beta3 amd64 libjack0.100.0-dev does need 61.4 
>> kb and not gigs. I'm just talking about JACK. 3. Who does use Linux 
>> audio and doesn't need libjack-dev? 4. Who does produce music on a 
>> 20GB hard disk? C'mon ;)!
>> IMHO it would be good once and for all to clear all issues because of 
>> packages for JACK and IMHO the best way seems to be to have 
>> everything that is JACK in one package.
>> :)
>> Ralf
> Pardon, maybe the package is 61.4 kb and maybe the extracted files do 
> need a little bit more, lets say 1 MB ;), if so, use another wallpaper 
> to save this 1 MB ;).

PS: "Major distros" does include a lot of stuff that isn't needed by 
everyone and that's absolutely okay, e.g. pulseaudio and DBUS, games, 
office suites etc. ...

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